Get your golf fix on the five courses at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami
MIAMI -- With five golf courses, Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort, is one of the largest golf resorts in the country. The 693-room resort will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012. And thanks to the TPC Blue Monster, a PGA Tour host for 50 years, Doral's name recognition continues to be on par with the likes of Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Bay Hill and other legendary golf places.
Doral has some flaws due to its location near Miami -- planes flying overhead, condos lining the flat fairways, constant noise from nearby traffic and a gun range -- but the truth is you can't consider yourself a player until you slay the Blue Monster. Don't leave without an attempt to humble the Great White Course, either. This fun Greg Norman course looks so different from anything else at the resort with its crushed-shell waste bunkers and towering palm trees.
The Gold Course and the Red Course look and feel similar to many other Florida designs stocked with water and bunkers.
The remodeling of the Jim McLean Signature Course (formerly the Silver Course) by Doral's highly regarded director of instruction raised its level of conditioning in 2009. Island greens are a Doral staple, from the 14th on the McLean to the 18th on the Gold and the eighth on the Great White.
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